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Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
, the rebutte of healthcare, the affordable care act. here's a little bit more of what he had to say. >> obama: i hope you haven't been discouraged about how hard it is because stuff that's worth it is always hard. the civil rights movement was hard. giving me women the right to vo, that was hard. making sure we had the right to organize, that was hard. it's never been busy how we do business in this country. >> tony, the president has a wig problem. even with young people with startling statistics out of harvard, they came out with numbers. 39% of so-called millennials, 18 to 29-year-olds, only 39% approve of the affordable care act. 20%, just 20% of those polled intend to enroll. almost half do not intend to enroll. that could be bad news. >> mike, thank you ♪ >> mark morgan is here with the headlines in sports and big news for major college football. >> reporter: the prosecutor looking into sexual assault allegations against florida state quarterback jameis winston said that his investigation is complete, and he will announce his findings tomorrow afternoon. now william meggs said its up
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 1:00am EST
as well, senator. i appreciate the opportunity to talk about the affordable care act and what it has done and what it is going to do. i will update you on the progress we have made on fixing the website, healthcare.gov. before i talk about the law and its benefits, let me tell you about a visit i made to the emergency room on a friday night recently with one of my boys after he broke his left arm. excellent.s so much of our emergency trauma and specialized care is. what was remarkable to me is not the care that my son got as grateful as i am, but rather the crying of two babies i heard in their emergency room being treated for asthma. dramatic asthma attacks. i cannot know for sure whether those babies were insured or not. if they did have coverage and the access to primary care that comes with such coverage, chances are it would have been far less likely to be getting emergency care for something like asthma on a friday night in the emergency room. parents broke full as -- my heart broke for those parents. they seek care for their suffering child in the emergency room. we are talking abo
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
will kick off a campaign tuesday to promote the benefits of the affordable care act. the white house issued new figures showing that healthcare.gov is running smoothly. the website will be tested in the next three weeks as americans race to beat the insurance sign-up deadline. al jazeera's mike viqueira has more from washington. >> there is good new and bad news when it comes to the beleaguered website healthcare.gov. a largely lost two months, and now many of problems are fix, and not a moment too soon. some statistics they came out with. on october 1st they set a total of six individuals successfully logged on and enrolled for health insurance under the affordable care act. the error rate was 6%. now as of november 30th - that was the target date, the error rate is less than 1%. now up to 800,000 individuals can log on to the website in any given day - 50,000 at one time. still, many of the problems persist. first, there are questions about security. the data of enrollees, folks that log on, personal information, security on the website not what it should be. now, something else has emerg
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
to be covered through medicaid. >> affordable care act. >> that's the from doctors are millions are covered under the healthcare law. many restrict the patients they accept because of relatively low reimbursement rates. >> practice the way i want to practice. they are typically far below both medicare and private insurance. >> book lynn based an toll meteorologist whose is also president of the new york society, says private insurance for a full eye exam will reburst him at rates up to $150, medicare pays him $145, but for the same procedure, medicaid pays only $63. >> they are going to have to go up by 73% nationally, but in new york they have to triple. >> doctors remain am bilent about whether they will even take that insurance. in new york, 44% of physicians say they plan on sitting out the first year. 33% say they are not sure if they will participate, and nationwide, roughly four in ten say they are still weighing their options. lower payments to physicians experts say is one way of making the new plans more affordable, but even for patient whose have insurance that pays doctors highe
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
people. thousands of customers are testing the system. the affordable care act wins has been plagued by problems since it's october is launch. people looking for insurance coverage only have three weeks to sign up. mike viqueira joins us from the white house with more. how is the website doing today? >> they say they have a lot of problems fixed, and you're right, john, it's not a moment too soon. october 1st it came out. they had a 6% error rate. that doesn't sound a lot to me. but evidently that is astro notcal, and it is evidenced by the fact that they had six people sign up on the first day on october 1st. it's been a disaster. a catastrophe, a debacle, all the words used by administration officials. but they have that error rate down 1%. not good enough but better than it has been. 800,000 people can log on a in a single day and 50,000 at a time. and they had to go to a queuing system where if you log on, and i tried to do this as did countless others reporters here in washington. you saw a screen that said wait, here is other information you might need. you can leave us your e-
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
debate that the affordable care act should be judged by healthcare.gov -- i mean, healthcare.gov's problems was an acquisition and procurement problem, not a health care problem. it's not like when we had butterfly ballot problems in florida, we decided to revert to monarchy. and we shouldn't, you know, sort of judge a health care policy based on, you know, what a website does. but for the ma part, i'm happy with where things are right now. >> here's what's interesting to me, with the website, the first day there was all this attention paid to it and the site was down and it was very hard from outside the black box to get a sense, is this website really broken or is this being hyped unnecessarily? and one of the things i found interesting about reading through what the administration's saying is, oh, yeah, it really, really was broken. a bar graph showing stability for the website, past 90%, which we should note is far below what most commercial sites have, around 99% at the lowest, but it was at 42% at the beginning of november. >> right. >> they have really, really, really
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am PST
care act today at the white house and will highlight the improvements made to healthcare.gov. the troubled website that just underwent a major overhaul. >> they're really trying to say to the american people give us another chance, give the website another chance. >> reporter: 750,000 users logged on by early last night. about double the traffic for a typical monday. the white house promised the revamped website could handle 50,000 users at a time. but when it reached about 35,000, a new queueing system kicked in putting thousands of people including june miles-mays into a virtual waiting room. >> very frustrating. because i need insurance so badly and it seems like something in the system or something is not working. >> reporter: the white house says the system works. the website did not crash. >> that is why we built that queueing system. so that we would improve the experience of those users who visited the site over what they experienced back in october. >> reporter: visits to the site are expected to skyrocket has december 23rd nears. that's the deadline for american
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
. that includes learning from our experiences with healthcare.gov. the affordable care act fixes n/a the most harmful in wasteful -- many of the most harmful in wasteful aspects of the system here to for. people who already have healthcare coverage before, let me give you a few statistics. thanks to the affordable care act, 105 million americans including women are paying less for preventative care. we are investing in keeping people healthy rather than treating them when they are sick. 105 million americans are no longer subjected to lifetime limits on their coverage. up to 129 million americans including 17 million kids, 17 million kids who have a pre- existing condition for which they could have been denied coverage are charged more and they are now protected because charging more or denying coverage will be prohibited as of january 1. 7.3 million seniors and people with disabilities who reached the doughnut hole of medicare prescription drug coverage have saved $8.9 billion on prescription drugs. this year, those helping $8.5 billion get money back in their pockets by making sure the prem
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
, the affordable care act, healthcare.gov, what is happening with the president inside the white house as they look at his poll numbers? they areuest: recognizing that this issue, if not reframed in public perception, has the potential to define his second term in a really adverse way. we are not going to submit to that willingly, so we are seeing an aggressive campaign just underway now to get the emphasis and remindblems people that the benefits of the affordable care act are for people. the caller and others are trying to resell the bill. host: we will have to leave it there, the house is coming in for their legislative session. viewers interested in the magazine, go to politico.com/magazine, follow the month twitter, thank you very much both of you for being here. appreciate it. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] and now live coverage of the house. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] 's room, washington, d.c., december 4, 2013. i hereby appoint the honorable paul cook to act as speaker pro tempore
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >> checking up on the affordable care act, the white house is going on a three week offensive to push the government's new healthcare program. battered by two months of bad publicity, the administration says the affordable care website is operating much more smoothly now. president obama kicked off the public relations campaign today. >> this law is working and will work into the future. people want a financial stability of health insurance and we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up. >> healthcare.gov says more than a million people visited the website monday with no major problems. but republicans say the new law is still broken. house speaker, john boehner, says the administration's healthcare program is fund mentally flawed and continues to reek havoc on american families, businesses, and the economy. >> police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 tonight to help catch a killer. the victim is anthony robinson gunned down late last night in the 1900 block of 17th street southeast. robinson was 26 and so far, police have no suspects and no motive. >> ta
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 2:00am EST
are to the affordable care act to fail. >> i always said i would work with anyone to implement this law. if you have good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we are not repealing it as long as i'm president. [ clapping ] >> >> the president's speech kicked off the administration's three week inspirational campaign about healthcare reform, sign up for individuals who want coverage next year, is the 23rd. >>> hello, we are looking at dangerous conditions on the road in terms of the northern plains and the border states. look at the know on the radar summary. this is causing a problem because it's accumulating as well as the visibilities are coming down. across the north-west we don't expect the snow it linger. we did a snow earlier. that was across washington, down to nevada, fading out. our focus will be over here towards the east over the next day. still cool across parts of seattle. not a lot of rain or snow. it's the cooler temperatures going below freezing every night. looks like saturday will bet the coldest day. we had rain pushing across parts of california, utah and snow - of course, the h
NBC
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
't believe the two were racing anyone. >>> new developments in the affordable care act. president obama's chief of staff says healthcare.gov had more than a million new visitors yesterday and he says the site is stable and faster for users. but, they are not out of the woods yet. the university of notre dame is suing over the mandate that its insurance plans cover birth control. school officials say it goes against the catholic church's teachings and violates their right to religious freedom. they put the public focus back on the benefits of the law. >> now that we are getting technology fixed, we need you to go back, take a look at what's actually going on because it can make a difference in your lives and the lives of your families. >> our team coverage continues in our next hour. ahead on news 4 at 6:00, steve handelsman reports on how to be sure you are really covered once you enroll on healthcare.gov. at 7:00, new reaction to the president's push. >>> detroit will be allowed to shed billions of dollars of debt in the country's largest ever bankruptcy filing. a judge ruled that detr
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
to successfully log onto healthcare.gov and enroll for health insurance understand the affordable care act. the error rate was at 6%. >> that's considered to be enormous. now, as much november 30th, that was their target date, the end of november. they say the error rate is less than 1%. they say now up to 800,000 individuals can log on to the website in any given day. 50,000 at one time, still, many of the problems persist. first, there are questions about security. the data of enrollees, folks who log on to the website. some of their personal information, security on the website not what it should be. now, something else has emerged, something called a back-end problem, an 834 problem, two catch phrase that emerged in washington today. first of all, the back end being insurers. they get a form from the website from the government that's called an 834 form. it tells the insurers exactly what kind of peopremiumpremiumsd of insurance, what kind of tax credits any individual enroll e is eligible for. the huge problem there, many of the insurers are not getting the correct information on thei
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am PST
's affordable care act. simply call between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. 1-888-5-helps-u. ♪ i love it! ♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everythingrent now. sometimes i feel all alone. mas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santarive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. ♪ i picked it out in a snap ♪ what made it genius ♪ was my camouflage wrap ♪ that's my kind of holiday u-s-a today reports the restaurant chain plans to p tablet computer >>> the restaurant applebee's is going high-tech. "usa today" reports the restaurant chain plans to put tablet computers at every table. the you can order meals, pay and play games. tablets will be in place by the end of the year. >>> and applebee's is tr
NBC
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
over the affordable care act. president obama is launching a campaign to reframe the debate. now that healthcare.gov is out of intensive care, they hope to shift the foe cause to health care reform. steve handelsman is live at the white house. >> reporter: thanks. out of intensive care. republicans don't believe it. asked, what else are they hiding? here at the white house was a defiant president obama. he said he's learned not to make what he called wild promises about obama care, but he checks every day. he knows the website and the plan, as a whole now, are working. >> we know the demand is there and we know that the product on these marketplaces is good. the bottom line is, this law is working and will work into the future. i have always said, i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but, we are not repealing it as long as i'm president. [ applause ] >> reporter: back to the website, one of the biggest known remaining problems is the back end of healthcare.gov. after you click and decide what you w
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
response to the president's weekly address, focusing on the president's health-care law, the affordable care act. there's this comment on our question of u.s. global power, is it declining? mike says -- you can join in on the conversation. and gary is joining us from tennessee. caller: good morning. i think the country is declining. our people in this country are disgusted. we are dependent on jobs from fast food restaurants to raise our families. it is ridiculous. i feel sorry for this country. question of u.s. global power declining, kevin says -- coming up at 10:00 eastern time, 7:00 on the west coast, newsmakers. our guest host is democratic representative adam smith, ranking member of the house armed services committee. tongass returns and both the congress senate -- returns in both the house and senate this week. lawmakers work on a compromise led by senator's -- by senator patty murray of washington state and paul ryan from wisconsin. here is a preview of our discussion with representative adam smith. >> congress has to wake up and understand the budgets are getting smaller. that
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am EST
the affordable care act impacts medicaid recipients. guest: this is supposed the a fairly simple question to answer. $15,000 and change that we're supposed to secure coverage for anyone. they did not have to be disabled. it is a patchwork of requirements in all of the states and d.c. the supreme court upheld the rest of the law last year saying states could opt out of the extension. about half the states are doing it. host: why only half the states? guest: it is almost entirely a partisan issue. there are a couple of republican governors they got behind this and a few democrats that were not able to get their legislators on board with it. there are a lot of reasons cited by opponents of the expansion. mainly it comes down to money. the government is paying the entire cost of the expansion. states will pick up 10% in future years. for some states, that 10% is more than they wanted to spend. host: we are talking to jeffrey young, health-care reporter for "the huffington post." the number for republicans, 202- 585-3881. democrats, 202-585-3880. .ndependent, 202-585-3882 bobby jindal. let's l
FOX
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am PST
was filed against the affordable care act. the university of notre dame filed a religious challenge to the healthcare overhall, saying the -- overhaul, saying the requirement that the health plans cover birth control violates roman teachings. this is one of more than 80 lawsuits attacking the law on religious grounds. it will be the supreme court who decides if employers can refuse to offer benefits under the law. but that ruling is not expected into well next year. >>> some legal experts say people hear in california should pay close attention to the provisions of the bankruptcy protection just granted for the city of detroit. the judge in that case ruled that detroit can impose cuts to the pension plans of employees. that ruling comes as a bankrupt california city, san bernardino, is considering a legal showdown with cal piers -- calpirs. the ooles ruling does --. >>> they are not giving hope. why there's new hope for a san jose pilot and his family missing since sunday in idaho. >>> new information about the palo alto man detained in north korea. turns out there's more to his sto
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
. the affordable care act takes the most harmful a wasteful aspects of the system heretofore. millions of americans are already feeling those benefits, including people who already have health care coverage before. let me give you a few statistics. thanks to the affordable care act, 105 million americans, including more than 47 million women, are paying less for preventive care. we are investing and keeping people healthy rather than treating them when they are sick. 105 and america's are no longer subject to lifetime limits on their coverage. up to 129 million americans, including 17 million kids, 17 million kids, who have a preexisting condition for which heretofore they could've been denied coverage or charged more are now protected because charging more or denying coverage will be prohibited as of january 1. and 7.39 seniors and people with disability reached the donut hole of medicare -- drug coverage have saved $8.910 on their prescription drugs. this year alone the law itself a .5 million americans get money back in the pockets by making sure their premium dollars go to health care, not over
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
on the rest of the affordable care act. we have the latest from the white house. >>> also amazing the man who spent three days trapped i in a sunken ship 100 feet below the ocean next. tÑ >> we have breaking. the pentagon has temporarily stopped using a route to send cargo into afghanistan. officials saying there are other routes to more cargo into and out of afghanistan. >>> detroit is bankrupt. a judge cleared the way today for what is now the largest municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history. the city is $18 billion in debt. it could mean severe cuts for retired city workers who relied on pensions. >>> french scientists have thrown a new twist in the yasser arafat story. forensic team reported that the palestinian leader did not die from radioactive poisoning. the report contra-ducts an earlier report from a swiss team, who claims that it was due to a political assassination. >>> the engineer involved in the new york train derailment found himself nodding before the train jumped the tracks. alcohol tests came back negative. drug tests are still spending. and the train's brakes were working pro
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
.gov. if you've already got health insurance or already taken advantage of the affordable care act, you've got to tell your friends and family and tell your co-workers and tell your neighbors. that's how fellow americans get covered and give every american a fighting chance in today's economy. thank you so much, everybody. god bless you. >> the president just wrapping up his first event of three-week pitch to refocus public attention on the benefits of the signature health care law and set out to remind americans that the law is more than a website. why a three-week initiative? because that's how long until the december 23rd enrollment deadline for new year's day coverage. one target audience was young americans. o he needs them 40% to be under 35 and healthy to make the structure work. msnbc's chris matthews sits down with students from american university and president obama on thursday as part of the exclusive hardball college tour. look for that right here. in the meantime, republicans are trying to keep the focus on the website's problems and targeting blue senators in red states remindin
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
've taken advantage of the affordable care act, you've got to tell your friends, tell your family, tell you co-workers, tell your neighbors, that's how our fellow americans get covered. let's give every american a fighting chance in today's economy. thank you so much, everybody. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> with the president's comments focusing on the positives of the health care law, we want to hear what you think. log on to facebook.com/c-span to share your opinion. before the president spoke, house republicans held their own briefing with reporters on the health care law. speaker baber -- boehner accused senate democrats of holding up negotiations on the budget and farm bill. his is 10 minutes. >> good morning, everybody. republicans continue to stay focused on the economy and the fact is, the american people want us to do everything we can to strengthen the economy is there'll be more jobs and higher wages available. this week we'll take further steps to strengthen our economy. the preside
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
of the healthcare.gov website. next hour he kicks off a new campaign to highlight the benefits of the affordable care act. the administration plans daily events through december 23rd but convincing young people to sign up for obama care may be a tough sell. according to a brand-new gallup poll, americans aged 18 to 29 are the least familiar with the health care law. this is the main group, by the way, an the administration needs toe attract to make the whole system work. call it crisis management on a global scale. vice president biden is on a mission to ease tensions between china and japan. he and the new u.s. ambassador to japan, caroline kennedy sat down with japan's deputy prime minister taro aso today. hot on the agenda, how to handle the defense zone chooen has over the sea. he was deeply concerned over the actions. >> the u.s. has an interest in lowering the tensions in this region as i believe all the countries in northeast asia share that same interest with us. >> this underscores the need for crisis management mechanisms and effective channels of communication between china and japan
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:00am PST
of the affordable care act. he will also highlight the improvements made to the troubled website. the revamped website now has a new queuing system which allows it to handle 50,000 users at the same time. >>> and folks are waking up from their first night here at the cold shelter in sunnyvale opening up just in time for freezing temperatures in the bay area. might save lives in the process. i'm kiet do. we have a live report coming up. so important, and i don't think you know it. you can buy a house. you do not want to be... [ male announcer ] find some peace this holiday. get 8 pieces any recipe, 2 large sides, 4 biscuits, and 12 cookies baked in-restaurant, that's a lot for just $19.99! yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't. yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't. did not. yes you did. he loves me. he loves me not. he loves me. he loves me not. ♪ he loves me! that's right. [ mom ] warm and flaky in 15, everyone loves pillsbury grands! [ girl ] make dinner pop! [ female announcer ] holiday cookies are a big job. everything has to be just right. perfection i
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
the critics saying they are rooting for the affordable care act to fail. >> i said i would work with anybody to implement and improve the law effectively. if you've got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we are not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> the president's speech kicked off the administration's 3-week campaign, the sign off deadline for coverage at the start of next year is december 23rdrd. >> wendell potter joins us, an analyst from the public integrity book. and the author of a book. he joins us from philadelphia. good morning to you. that is a great place to start. at what you point. at this point what does everyone need to know about obamacare. >> it's here, it's been on the books for 3.5 years. it does a lot of good for a lot of people. there has been a lot of conflicting information. it will affect every one of us. we need to over the coming weeks figure out how it will affect us and our families. >> the president made a push to get young adults to sign up. is there one group more than others. >> the people who are most motivated are those among the 50 million
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 6:30pm EST
a big topic in the news. what pastor of the affordable care act affects medicaid recipients. >> this is supposed to be a fairly simple question the a fairly simple question to answer. $15,000 and change that we're supposed to secure coverage for anyone. they did not have to be disabled. it is a patchwork of requirements in all of the states and d.c. the supreme court upheld the rest of the law last year saying states could opt out of the extension. about half the states are doing it. host: why only half the states? guest: it is almost entirely a partisan issue. there are a couple of republican governors they got behind this and a few democrats that were not able to get their legislators on board with it. there are a lot of reasons cited by opponents of the expansion. mainly it comes down to money. the government is paying the entire cost of the expansion. states will pick up 10% in future years. for some states, that 10% is more than they wanted to spend. host: we are talking to jeffrey young, health-care reporter for "the huffington post." the number for republicans, 202- 5
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 10:00pm PST
, jonathan grubeman, professor of economics. he helped craft the affordable care act, and michael smerconish, an msnbc contributor. michael, i want to start with you. you have been struggling dealing with this affordable care act, trying to get coverage for you and your family. but it sound like you had something of a breakthrough today. >> i have had a horrific experience since october 1st, lawrence. in fact, i remember naively waking up at 5:00 a.m. on the day of the launch, thinking i would go on the site, explore my options, go on the radio and say here they are for my family of five. for eight weeks, could not get any satisfaction online until today. i'm online right now in real time, in fact, i don't think you'll bow able to see it too clearly -- >> hold it up, we'll try. >> all right, there are the 24 plans that are now available for my wife and me and our three sons. our daughter is about to hit 26, so she'll no longer be on the plan, but i can tell you i have 24 plans available to me. i'm in pen pep. we don't even have our own exchange. this via the federal exchange. they range on t
KRON
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
. the website is better than ever and the affordable care act is working. as shannon travis reports, the president is trying to spread the word. >> reporter: criticism from republicans on obamacare and chronic problems to the website, president obama is set to go on offense.: president obama will spend the next three weeks making sure you know about the benefits of the affordable care act, and making sure americans know the website is up and running. >>"this law is working, and will work in the future. people want the stability of health insurance and we're gonna work on fixing whatever problems come up. >> reporter:saturday was the deadline for fixing healthcare-dot-gov. after its disastrous roll-out in october. among those fixes: a waiting room for high- traffic periods, where users have the option to be emailed to return when traffic has eased. some >> reporter:healthcare-dot- gov says more than a million people visited the website monday, with no major problems. >>"we won't be satisfied until every person who wants insurance in this country has the opportunity to purchase that.
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
the affordable care act law faces. >> there will be other things that come up during the course of the next several months because you're starting off a new program that has an impact on 1/6 of the economy. this is a big deal, to quote joe biden. and so -- but we're just going to keep on working on it and improving it and we're not going to repeal it, not as long as i am president. >> joining me now, krystal ball and serving as special adviser for health policy in the obama administration. krystal, it sounds like the website is working like a website. >> yeah. and that is a beautiful thing, both because it's time for us to move past the debates and the questions about glitches and into actually seeing this law work in action. i mean, i think the republicans are going to find themselves in a very perilous place where they have pinned all of their hopes and all of their messaging and all of their platform on hoping that this law fails. they grabbed on to the website and they grabbed on to the president wasn't very straight with you. but over time the law is going to work better and better and
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm EST
for "politico," thee covered the affordable care act since 2009 and michael shure is a political contributor to al jazeera, joining us from los angeles. jennifer, a lot of talk about the improvement of the obamacare website. is it really and dramatically in better shape. >> the administration says it's better. can handle up to 800,000 people in one day. we saw today that the site was down, queueing people for a number of hours in the middle of the day. the concern is whether it will sustain the crush of people that is expected. >> we were given graphs showing the system was stable. up from the 40s in early november. how are they judging success. experts say the system uptime is still way blow industry standards that would be considered on unacceptable disaster for the private sector. >> if you compare this to how much amazon works, it's not a success. the administration set the bar at having the website working for the vast majority of the users. it's a swishy bar to meet. they said this weekend that they had met it. the real charge will be when it comes, and they can't test people going on
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
state of healthcare.gov and how young people are affected by the affordable care act is eric smith. good morning. young adults defined at between 18-34. have you noticed the improvements to the website and do you think all of these problems the, site had affected the appeal obamacare had to young adults? >> we've seen pretty dramatic improvements. the website is loading faster, we're not seeing some of the same error messages. we have been using the site and been pretty able to navigate it. i think that's all very promising and gives us a lot of confidence going forward. i think young people have been watching the site very closely and wanted to work and like all of us have been frustrated that it hasn't worked faster. hopefully, we're beyond that and really at the level where we can educate people and get them help signing up. >> most analysts have said the success of obamacare on the whole depends on young, healthy people like yourself, signing up. do you have evidence that people will sign up, that there's a need and there's a desire to have insurance among the young and healthy, the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
will kickoff a campaign today to promote the affordable care act. the white house wants to point out the benefits of the reform law and they plan to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign up deadline on december 23, that is when anyone who needs coverage on january 1st must be enrolled. the white house is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset the cost of reinstating cancelled policies and millions of people received cancellation notices and the cancelled policies do not meet the standards of the healthcare law. it was an attack that standed the dance world, now the verdict is in for a former member of russia's famed ballet and find out why you may have to pay sales tax for everything you buy online and the fight over food and they are considering cutting subsidies to some of the world's poorest people. ♪ ♪ good morning and welcome back to al jazeera america and i'm thomas and coming up, in a moment the verdict in the terrifying attack on the director of a dance company o
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
of the affordable care act. i don't have any quantitative information but i sure have a lot of qualitative information from the doctors that i know and nurses and healthcare professionals of all kinds that they are looking to pull the relationship cord and get out of profession. >> that will sink it. there is no doubt. all right. over at nbc news they apparently have let martin bashir go. he was forced to resign after saying vial things about sarah palin. number one, everybody makes mistakes if you do political commentary every day obviously you are going to make them. should have nbc let him go? >> first of all they made it appear like he resigned on his own which was a mistake. >> we all know that's not true. >> if they really wanted him to go they should have let it be nope they wanted him to go. everybody does make mistakes. sometimes people say something in the heat of the moment they regret. but this was a monologue that was prepared in which he had done historical research and referred to a slave owner who made slaves defecate into the mouths of other slaves. this was more than a mi
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
. they are really concerned about that right now. host: we are talking to emily ethridge about the affordable care act are the announcements on the white house saying they met their goals for functionality of the website that the vast majority of folks can use the healthcare.gov website. if you have questions or comments, give us a call. phone lines are open. as folks are calling in, news from last week on the supreme court taking up cases that have to do with pieces of the affordable care act, what are the biggest cases we're looking at? guest: the big one we will see the supreme court take up his this case of dealing with whether for-profit companies at no cost to their employees or the law requires that. it requires insurance plans to offer no charge contraception. religious extensions get an exception. it creates a workaround. but there are for-profit companies saying they should get the exemption as well because of their religious believes. the main one is hobby lobby where they brought this case. we expect the supreme court to take up and will on next year. that is really a thing that has at
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
. a lot written over the weekend. the affordable care act is affordable -- $300 premium per month. then there are the pesky deductibles. the new york times suggests $12,000 deductibles for a couple. i cannot get there. how does that work? the chief executive officer of evergreen hangs on every word that the president said. the first few words are deductible. here we are. how will somebody making $42,000 per year have an average health- care plan? >> actually, it is quite doable. it is working vastly better than it was several weeks ago. better than some states are working. you do the shopping as stephanie was talking about. -- the protocol is easy. >> why the uproar? about deductibles and premiums. >> i am not sure. the plans that we offer in maryland have quite loaded up troubles. $1000. maybe a bit more for families. someone making $42,000 or a couple making $42,000 gets significant subsidies to make it more affordable. i think this is overstated. >> how about a low bar? if the website is looking better today, was in the three weeks ago a disaster? >> it was not even close to ha
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 7:45am EST
. they are really concerned about that right now. class we are talking to emily idge about the affordable care act are the announcements on the white house saying they met their goals for functionality of the website that the vast majority of folks can use the healthcare.gov website. if you have questions or comments, give us a call. phone minds are open. -- as folks are calling in, news from last week on the supreme court taking up cases that have to do with pieces of the affordable care act, what are the biggest cases we're looking at? >> the big one we will see the supreme court take up his this case of dealing with atther for-profit companies no cost to their employees or the law requires that. it requires insurance plans to offer no charge contraception. religious extensions get an exception. .t creates a workaround but there are for-profit companies saying they should get the exemption as well because of their religious believes. the main one is hobby lobby where they brought this case. we expect the supreme court to take up and will on next year. thing that hasa attracted a lot of attention
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
declining. that has been a significant goal set by the affordable care act of and a significant achievement over these three years. these three years have seen the lowest growth in health-care costs of any time in the past half-century. -- it goesg to keep to the heart of the matter, the websitef the matte -- we tookccessful, and hours monthly to make those fixes as quickly as we could make so that it functions more effectively for those americans who want health insurance. they want affordable quality coverage, and that is what we are working to create. inwith the short term take until, it may 2017, when this president leaves office. you will see almost every state running their own exchanges, and running medicaid to and it will work well. is this the goal here, that it will take years? david made an important point, which is based on the decision allowed by the supreme of a number of republican governors to cut their constituents out of the possibility of getting covered through medicaid. a number of seen as rubble looking governors make the decision against the ideological advisors of th
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
's whether the affordable care act is having a negative impact on what 29% of beneficiaries have access to or a positivism impact.- positive so when mr. baker and mrs. gold say good things about the program which they have, that is not a continue diction on the other testimony they are offering here. i think it's very consistent. it's just you believe in contrast to the other witnesses here that the affordable care act is actually strengthening and improving the medicare advantage act. my understanding mr. baker is the premium that was offered initially to medicare advantage plans which was i think 114% against what the fee for service rate is was done because the government wanted to incentivize the market and the private health insurance industry to come in and innovate and was successful in doing that. you have 29% of beneficiaries now in those plans show that's happened. but along the way because of good rigorous analysis, we discovered that that premium was no longer justified and in fact was going to some things that really ended up being a waste from the standpoint of medicare pr
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